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2011 SESSION

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SB 1477 Inspector General, Office of State; established.

Introduced by: Walter A. Stosch | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles | history

SUMMARY AS PASSED:

Office of the State Inspector General.  Establishes the Office of the State Inspector General to be headed by a State Inspector General to investigate complaints alleging fraud, waste, abuse, or corruption by a state agency or nonstate agency or the officers and employees thereof. The bill also authorizes the State Inspector General to examine the management and operation of state agencies. The bill defines "nonstate agency" and provides a record exemption under the Freedom of Information Act for certain investigative/audit documents of the Office. The bill consolidates the offices of inspector general of the Departments of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Corrections, Juvenile Justice, and Transportation and the Department of the State Internal Auditor into this new office, and adds responsibility for tobacco indemnification and revitalization. The bill contains technical amendments and has a delayed effective date. The bill is identical to HB 2076.

SUMMARY AS PASSED SENATE:

Office of the State Inspector General.  Establishes the Office of the State Inspector General to be headed by a State Inspector General to investigate complaints alleging fraud, waste, abuse, or corruption by a state agency or nonstate agency or the officers and employees thereof. The bill also authorizes the State Inspector General to examine the management and operation of state agencies. The bill defines "nonstate agency" and provides a record exemption under the Freedom of Information Act for certain documents of the Office. The bill consolidates the offices of inspector general of the Departments of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Corrections, Juvenile Justice, and Transportation and the Department of the State Internal Auditor into this new office, and adds responsibility for tobacco indemnification and revitalization. The bill contains technical amendments. The bill contains a delayed effective date of July 1, 2012, except with respect to transportation, which will become effective July 2014.

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Office of the Inspector General. Establishes the Office of the Inspector General to be headed by a State Inspector General to investigate complaints alleging fraud, waste, abuse, corruption, or mistreatment of citizens of the Commonwealth by a state agency or public officers and employees. The bill also authorizes the State Inspector General to examine the management and operation of state agencies and provides a record exemption under the Freedom of Information Act for certain documents of the Office. The bill consolidates the offices of inspector general of the Departments of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Corrections, Juvenile Justice, and Transportation into this new office. The bill contains technical amendments.